Saturday, February 6, 2016

Deadpool

For years, hardcore Deadpool fans have been yearning for an R-rated live-action movie that does justice to the character. You asked for it, and now you got it — but while this film certainly gives the Merc with a Mouth plenty of opportunities to address the audience and make meta references, that unfortunately doesn't mean that the movie around it is great.

Deadpool
Director: Tim Miller
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein



Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Hail, Caesar!

Full of humor and overflowing with the kind of rich themes you expect from the Coen Brothers, Hail, Caesar! is a delightful romp through the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Hail, Caesar!
Writers/Director: Joel and Ethan Coen
Starring: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton


Friday, January 29, 2016

Eddie the Eagle

There's a good reason sports stories tend to work well at the movies: no matter how many times you see the same basic formula play out, it's always inspiring to watch an underdog triumph over incredible odds. Despite being perhaps the most predictable distillation of this formula of the past thirty yearsEddie the Eagle hits all the right beats; while occasionally veering into cheesy territory, this based-on-a-true-story genre entry is a largely satisfying crowd-pleaser.

Eddie The Eagle
Director: Dexter Fletcher
Starring: Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman


Thursday, January 21, 2016

Synchronicity

Fans of Timecrimes and Primer might enjoy Synchronicity, the newest film from writer/director Jacob Gentry. I haven't seen any of his previous movies (I hear The Signal was well-liked), but this low-budget indie is a solid piece of science fiction that handles the concept of time travel with the kind of precision geeks will appreciate.

Synchronicity
Director: Jacob Gentry
Starring: Chad McKnight, Brianne Davis, AJ Bowen, Michael Ironside